|Born||February 4, 1927|
Orangeburg, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 14, 1969 42) (aged|
New York City
Tony Fruscella (February 4, 1927 – August 14, 1969) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Tony Fruscella and his sister Maria, grew up in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. He played in an Army band early in his career. He worked as a sideman in the 1950s for Charlie Barnet,Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan (1954), and Stan Getz(1955). He played with Don Joseph later in the 1950s, but by the early 1960s his problems with drug abuse and alcoholism prevented him from performing. Fruscella released one album, I'll Be Seeing You (1955), as a leader during his lifetime. It was recorded with Allen Eager and Danny Bank ) for Atlantic Records.
He was married to singer Morgana King.The marriage ended in divorce after nine years.
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